Articles on educating children

educating children

Ignore the fads: teachers should teach and students should listen
Greg Ashman | 09 April 2015
tags: education, teaching
Could we get over our problem with authority, please?

South Korean education ranks high, but it’s the kids who pay
David Santandreu Calonge | 31 March 2015
tags: child wellbeing, education, happiness, Korea
The intense pressure to succeed in Korea is taking its financial and social toll.

Everything is big in Texas - except school choice
Carine Martinez-Gouhier | 10 March 2015
tags: education of children, school choice, Texas
Charter schools are provided for but the state needs a grant programme to meet the demand.

School choice: raising the bar for children
Carine Martinez-Gouhier | 06 March 2015
tags: education, school choice, USA
How this looks at private school and a charter school in Washington DC, and a charter school in Texas.

5 ways school choice enhances education
Carine Martinez-Gouhier | 05 March 2015
tags: parental respsonsibility, school choice, USA
A National School Choice Week conference showed me why school choice is crucial to families and the future of American children.

Students struggle to hear teacher in new fad open-plan classrooms
Kiri Mealings | 10 February 2015
tags: education of children, schools
It's time to redesign these spaces - or discard the whole idea.

Factose intolerance
Cheryl Lowe | 19 December 2014
tags: education, philosophy
Why is the word "knowledge" missing in action in many educational documents?

‘Chalk and talk’ teaching might be the best way after all
Kevin Donnelly | 24 November 2014
tags: education of children, teaching
That seems to be why Chinese students perform so well.

Why schools deny that bullying causes suicide
Izzy Kalman | 08 April 2014
tags: bullying
They can't afford to take responsibility for their failed policies.

The fatal dogma which keeps the bullying epidemic afloat
Izzy Kalman | 27 February 2014
tags: bullying
We need more wisdom, not fewer bullies.

Sex, schools and social suicide
Kevin Ryan | 22 January 2014
tags: schools, sex education, sexualisation of children
If students attend schools which are run as sexual playgrounds, is it any wonder if they fail to learn?

False child abuse allegations take a heavy toll on teachers
Heather Piper | 20 January 2014
tags: sexual abuse, teachers, UK
Headlines give a very misleading picture of what actually happens in schools.

Who has the right to form young minds?
Anthony Esolen | 16 January 2014
tags: Common Core, education of children, parental rights
A controversial national curriculum in the US raises a fundamental question.

Do anti-bullying programs lead to more bullying?
Izzy Kalman | 28 October 2013
A new study questions the effectiveness of campaigns to stop the scourge of bullying.

Should schools teach about religions?
Kevin Ryan | 29 September 2013
tags: philosophy, public schools system, religious education
It's an idea that looks good on paper but can in fact lead to dangerous madness.

Seriously, is this mommy business really worth it?
Lea Singh | 15 August 2013
tags: careers, having it all, leaning in, parenting
A Harvard Law School graduate turned homemaker puts the case for bambinos in the burbs.

One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world
Malala Yousafzai | 19 July 2013
tags: education of children, Islam, Malala Yousafzai, Pakistan, Taliban
Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai has become a symbol of resistance to Taliban terror. This is her inspiring speech at the UN.

Should children be lobbyists?
David Zaruk | 19 July 2013
tags: exploitation, lobbyists, Malala Yousafzai
It is shameful to use children as front-line troops in political campaigns.

The making of a champion starts in the home
Julie Tullberg | 15 July 2013
tags: cricket, home, sportsmanship
A 19-year-old Aussie with a big smile clocked up 98 runs in his debut Test against England. Where did all that talent come from?

Do schools really need teachers?
Anya Kamenetz | 11 July 2013
tags: Self-Organized Learning Environments, Sugata Mitra
Indian educational entrepreneur Sugata Mitra claims that all kids need is access to the internet.

Queering education
Robert R. Reilly | 10 June 2013
tags: education, homosexuality, same-sex marriage
What will happen in the classroom if same-sex marriage is legalised? Massachusetts offers a vision of the future.

Digital multitasking: scourge or blessing?
Anya Kamenetz | 22 May 2013
tags: education, multitasking, social media
How can we teach students to focus on what they ought to be doing?

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